The ultra-realistic prosthetics helping rebuild patients" lives after illness or accidents

Suits you, sir: The ultra-realistic prosthetics helping rebuild patients' lives after illness or accidents Experts at the Royal Truro Hospital make 9,000 fake body parts a yearRecipients include facial trauma victims injured after fires, cancers and throat operationsDoctors sculpt each feature in wax and mould into latex noses, teeth or earsThen make sure each one is a perfect match for the patient's skin tone By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 13:16 GMT, 31 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:34 GMT, 31 January 2013 These bizarrre images of eyes, ears and noses look like a film make-up department – but are a behind-the-scenes peek at a hospital prosthetic unit.

Why rest is as crucial as exercise in keeping fit: Breaks allow muscles to recover and makes the body get fitter faster

Why rest is as crucial as exercise in keeping fit: Breaks allow muscles to recover and makes the body get fitter fasterWorking rest periods into exercise sessions makes you fitter, fasterSport scientists undertook study with cyclists By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 23:55 GMT, 17 January 2013 | UPDATED: 00:05 GMT, 18 January 2013 Relax: Periods of relaxation can help exercise enthusiasts get fitter, faster If your resolution to exercise more is leaving you tired out, put your feet up.

“Rich kids of Instagram” show off (again)

Had a good summer Probably not as good as these guys as the “rich kids of Instagram” show off (again) Summer for the “rich kids of Instagram” equals trips to exotic lands on private jets, blissful days by their private pool and riding around in their customized sports cars. For most young people the summer months mean the end of studying, but also the start of a lowly-paid temp job…unless you”re one of the “rich kids of Instagram.” For them the lazy weeks include trips to exotic lands on private jets, blissful days by their private pool and riding around in their customized sports cars.

Man paralysed from waist down becomes top martial arts instructor – after gaining a black belt in kickboxing

Man paralysed from the waist down becomes a top martial arts instructor – after gaining a black belt in kickboxing Carl Hodgetts was born with spina bifida, which left him paralysed from the waist down Gained black belt by using his arms and hands instead of his feet to 'kick' opponentsUsed his skills to defend a woman from an attack in a pub | UPDATED: 00:15 GMT, 14 August 2012 A country ranger who is paralysed from the waist down has defied the odds to become a top martial arts instructor – after gaining a black belt in kickboxing.

Gabby Douglas: NBC forced to apologise after ad features a monkey doing gymnastics right AFTER victory

NBC forced to apologise after ill-timed ad features a monkey doing gymnastics – right after showing Gabby Douglas” gold medal victoryMore woes for NBC after it shows ad featuring monkey doing gymnastics, right after Gabby Douglas” big winCommercial was for Animal Practice – an upcoming NBC sitcomNBC says “no offense was intended” with the ad She”s now an international celebrity after taking gold in all-around gymnastics competition on Thursday

Can standing in a deep freeze ease arthritis? Just five minutes in an ice chamber made me feel years younger, says this sufferer

Can standing in a deep freeze ease arthritis Just five minutes in an ice chamber made me feel years younger, says this sufferer | UPDATED: 22:14 GMT, 23 July 2012 'I have severe pain at the base of my spine mainly, but elsewhere, too,' said Rachel Adlington Rachel Aldington, 42, emerges from the frozen fog, feeling for just a few minutes like she’s 19 again.

Go Team JB! Celebrities and sporting stars show their support for brave Jo as she battles rarest form of cancer

Go Team JB! Celebrities and sports stars show their support for brave 29-year-old battling extremely rare heart cancerJo Bryant, 29, has a cardiac sarcoma heart tumour and was told by doctors that it was terminal and she would not 'be growing old' After the diagnosis Jo's friends formed Team JB – famous faces offering support include Cheryl Cole, Jonny Wilkinson and Prince Harry In February, doctors gave Jo 6-12 months to live, but she decided to have further gruelling chemotherapy – her tumours are shown to have shrunk Jo: 'I will never give up and that is my promise to all my friends and family' | UPDATED: 09:04 GMT, 9 July 2012 Determined: Jo Bryant, 29, from Horncastle in Lincolnshire has a cardiac sarcoma heart tumour When keen sportswoman Jo Bryant began collapsing during short runs on the hockey pitch she knew there was something deeply wrong with her body.

From lying on a tennis ball to using bad language: How to roll away aches and pains

From lying on a tennis ball to using bad language: How to roll away aches and pains | UPDATED: 23:05 GMT, 2 July 2012 Breathing using the diaphragm offloads tension in the neck muscles Painkillers such as paracetamol are the first resort for aches and pains.

Lady GaGa take heed! Week of total rest helps concussion sufferers – and that includes no talking on the telephone

Lady GaGa take heed! Week of total rest helps recovery from concussion – and that includes no talking on the telephone Total bed rest eased symptoms of headaches, mental fogginess and fatigue | UPDATED: 14:36 GMT, 11 June 2012 Lady GaGa amazed her fans by finishing her concert in New Zealand yesterday despite suffering a concussion mid way through the show.